Hinduism

Britain Consults Hindu, Muslim Groups On Poverty

March 18, 2009

Author: Hasan Suroor

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/18/stories/2009031856351300.htm

The British government on Tuesday held consultations with representatives of the country’s Hindu and Muslim communities on how they can help in delivering its development goals in Third World countries, including India.

Their recommendations would form the basis of a White Paper being prepared by the Department of International...

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Sikh, Hindu Minorities "Disappointed, Isolated And Oppressed"

March 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IRIN

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"We feel disappointed, isolated and oppressed," said Ravil Singh, a Sikh leader in Nangarhar Province, eastern Afghanistan, adding that local people "are good to us".

He spoke to IRIN about the problems facing the Sikh and Hindu minorities in Afghanistan.

"Before the war [1979] there were 16,673 Sikh and Hindu families in Kabul, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar and Helmand provinces. In the past 30 years...

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Bay Area Students Turn Hindu Festival Of Colors "Green"

March 15, 2009

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/localnews/ci_11921157?source=email

The Hindu festival of Holi is always a vibrant celebration of colors, but the college students who celebrated it in Berkeley last year never intended to paint Strawberry Creek a fruit-punch hue.

Tim Pine was leading a nature restoration group last March along the banks of the much-loved waterway that courses...

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Happy Holi Day for Hindus With Splash Of Color In New York

March 15, 2009

Author: Nicole Lyn Pesce

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/03/15/2009-03-15_happy_holi_day_for_hindus_with_splash_of.html

It's the one time of the year in New York you can toss colorful powder in a stranger's face and not get a fat lip for it.

About 200 people Saturday packed the Peking, a ship docked at the South Street Seaport to celebrate Holi - the...

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Holi to Be Celebrated At Fremont Temple

March 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/3/14.shtml#2

Each year, the Holi event at Fremont Hindu Temple promises colors, music, dance, free lunch and lots of fun for all ages. This year, the joyous festival will be celebrated Sunday, March 15.

"Every year around 600-800 people play Holi in Fremont Hindu Temple," says Ajay Jain Bhutoria, chairman of the Youth Committee. "On this day, people do not...

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Hindus Celebrate Holi At New Temple

March 14, 2009

Author: David Massey

Source: News-Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST01031409.htm

Bright colors, jubilation and prayer chants filled a crowded little temple on Madison Avenue this week, as local Hindu people celebrated Holi festivities under bright moonlight.

The day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna, or early March, Indian people gather together...

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Hindus Welcome Spring At Holi Festival

March 13, 2009

Author: Barbara Karkabi

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6309820.html

Hundreds of people were covered with a rainbow of colors from India last Sunday as the Hindu community welcomed spring with its annual Holi Festival.

Even though organizers ordered four times more colored powder than last year, the powder thrown at and by festival goers still ran out by 2:45 p.m. But the partying...

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U.S. Buddhists, Hindus Back Evolution, Says Study

March 13, 2009

Author: Ashfaque Swapan

Source: New America Media/India West

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=5dbb57b1707ee3b07cb20c2abc5994e4

Despite virtually unanimous support in the scientific community, there is considerable public skepticism in the U.S. about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, with 39 percent believing in the theory, according to a Gallup poll.

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Hindus, Muslims Celebrate Lucknow's 'Holi Baraat'

March 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Hindus-Muslims-celebrate-Lucknows-Holi-Baraat/rssarticleshow/4252309.cms

Amid shouts of "Holi hai", a large number of Hindus and Muslims came together here on Wednesday for a 40-year-old practise of jointly celebrating the festival of colours in the old quarter.

Dancing to the beat of drums,...

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Hindus Breathe Life Into God, Connect With Community At Fremont Temple

March 7, 2009

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_11862615

It's not every day you get to breathe life into a god in a room full of others from your hometown — a mere 8,000 miles across the globe.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime event," said Pratik Mishra, 15, who attends St. Francis High School in Mountain View. "This is a big deal."

The big deal was a cultural and consecration ceremony this weekend...

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Hindu Families From Pak Seek Refuge In India

March 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Hindu-families-from-Pak-seek-refuge-in-India/articleshow/4239397.cms

Stating that they do not wish to return to Pakistan due to Taliban's tyranny in the tribal areas, a group 35 Hindus, nearly half of them women, from the neighbouring country have crossed over to India and asked the government to allow them to...

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Get Fixed With a New Hue At Holi Festival

March 6, 2009

Author: Barbara Karkabi

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6297468.html

Think of the Hindu Holi festival as Slumdog Millionaire goes to summer camp. It’s colorful, joyful, a little messy and a lot of fun.

The actual holiday, observed at local temples, is on Wednesday. But Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m, the Hindu community invites Houstonians to celebrate the Festival of Colors 2, a...

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